FUTURE RITUAL is a platform for performance artists whose work engages with queerness and ritual practice.
Antonio Branco and Riccardo T.
Joseph Morgan Schofield
responding to the recent trend or arcane praxes of occultist ritualism, neo-paganist symbolism and meme magick being co-opted in the online culture wars between the alt-right and alt-left, FUTURE RITUAL is an evening of performances to reclaim these practices of magical thinking, ritual, fluid identities and leaderless activism, to take them offline and to explore, analyse, and imagine future possibilities.
how can arcane technologies shape our future? what do future rituals look like? who are they for? what should they try and do?
a queer ritual might be a ritual where rites and traditions are queered, or re-discovered, or enacted by queers for queers. it is likely engaged in the conscious rejection of heterosexual societal norms. they likely resist and critique the politics of assimilation and celebrate, instead, subversion, indecency, aberrance, and difference.
a queer ritual might be a strategy for survival, for effecting social and political change, for taking on the world and for making it through the damn day.
a queer ritual might involve dancing, sigil crafting, dragging up, singing, bleeding, mourning, celebrating, loving, shouting, or something else entirely.